FROM THE HEART OF CHRIST TO YOURS...

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The rich and diverse history of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau is a source of pride for the Catholics of Southern Missouri. We hope that you, too, will find your spiritual home here.

Bishop Edward Rice at Steubenville, 2017. Photo ArchStL

Read the NEW 2023

Pastoral Assignments

“Please keep these priests in your prayers as they adjust to their new assignments. Please pray too, for their former parishioners and new parishioners during this time of transition.” —Bishop Edward M. Rice

National Eucharistic Revival

“I am the Living Bread…”

We believe that Jesus is Truly Present in the Most Holy Eucharist. Join us and Catholics across the US in the Eucharistic Revival to “create a movement of Catholics across the United States, healed, converted, formed, and unified by an encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist—and sent out in mission for the life of the world.”

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The 350th anniversary of the first revelation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque is Dec27, 2023. During the 350th anniversary, which begins Dec. 27, 2023, and will conclude next year on Dec27, 2024, I encourage all Catholics to grow in their devotion and love for the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

The Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau is blessed with 12 parishes named in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Bishop Rice encourages the faithful to make a “pilgrimage” to each of the 12 parishes from Dec. 27, 2023-Dec. 27. 2024. A Passport, as well as a collection of time-honored prayers and resources to inspire and enhance your devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is available here.

CURRENT NEWS

Diocesan News & Initiatives

 

Find the information you need on diocesan campaigns, initiatives, and events.

Looking for more details about a conference within the diocese? Special events and Masses to celebrate with Bishop Rice? Upcoming camps within the diocese? National initiatives to be aware of?

This is the place to see what’s happening in our One Church, East to West!

FISH FRIES ARE BACK!

FISH FRIES ARE BACK!

2024 Fish Fries are Back! Click here for a link to our diocesan Webpage with a listing. Don’t see your parish or organization listed?...

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BISHOP EDWARD M. RICE

Jesus Christ

LIVES!

And from that belief flows joy, peace, and happiness for believers. The resurrection of Christ gives meaning to our human existence beyond the grave.

The roots of Catholicism run deep here in the 39 counties of southern Missouri, and I am grateful to partner with my brother priests in spreading the beauty of our Catholic Faith in the spirit of the New Evangelization. I rely on the loving Providence of God to assist me as I strive to walk in the way of Christ, the Good Shepherd, who will continue to guide my way if I but seek to do His will.

I ask for the intercession of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne and Pope St. Pius X, patrons of our Diocese, all under the mantle of Our Lady of Mercy. Pray for us!

ARTICLES & COLUMNS

Where Faith & Daily Life Intersect

Looking for positive, life-affirming stories? Want a source for prayer, devotion ideas, or living your Catholic faith? Interested in what others are saying about raising a Catholic family? This is your source.

PROTECTING OUR COMMUNITY

We are Committed to Healing, Protection, and Accountability

PROTECTING OUR COMMUNITY

We are Committed to Healing, Protection, and Accountability

Report Abuse, Misconduct, or Concern

Any known or reasonable cause to suspect a child or an adult has been or could be harmed by abuse or neglect must first be reported to the appropriate civil authorities: Missouri Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline  800-392-3738 or the Adult Abuse and Neglect Hotline 800-392-0281.  Emergency situations should be immediately reported to local law enforcement  911.
Violations that involve misconduct or abuse by the Bishop should be reported to the Catholic Bishop Abuse Reporting Service: 800-276-1652 or reportbishopabuse.org.
Misconduct, Abuse, Violations of the Code of Conduct and other concerns may also be reported to the Director, Office of Child and Youth Protection 417-866-0841 or childandyouthprotection@dioscg.org.

Ensuring a Safe Environment

All clergy, adult employees, and volunteers who are active in the schools and parishes in the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau are required to complete a thorough background screening, complete the designated safe environment training, and be current and compliant with the Code of Conduct.
The diocese also requires students enrolled in the Catholic Schools and the Parish Schools of Religion to be educated about what are safe interactions with adults and peers and how to express their concerns if that behavior causes discomfort or alarm.

Safe Environment Resources

Additional resources, letters, other documents, forms, and links for diocesan personnel and parents/legal guardians.

Our Commitment as a Diocese

The Diocese of Springfield – Cape Girardeau is committed to the mission and ministry of protecting our children and young people. Through the Safe Environment program, our clergy, employees, teachers, and our volunteers who regularly work with children and youth have been trained to support this effort to provide a safe environment for our youth. We believe strongly in our moral obligation to keep the young safe and provide them with a caring environment in which they can grow and flourish in their faith.

Your Diocese at a Glance.

Founded in 1956, the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau is a diverse community that spans 25,719 sq. miles across all 39 counties of the lower third of southern Missouri. We actively serve over 65,000 people within our 6 deaneries, 66 parishes, 26 schools, and 17 missions.

Our Patron Saints are St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, The Lady of Mercy, and Pope St. Pius X, Pope of the Blessed Sacrament.

PARIsHES

MISSIONS

CHAPELS

Cathedrals

Cathedrals: 2

Parishes: 66

Missions: 17

Chapels: 5

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Founded in 1956, the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau is a diverse community that spans 25,719 sq. miles across all 39 counties of the lower third of southern Missouri. We actively serve over 65,000 people within our 6 deaneries, 66 parishes, 26 schools, and 17 missions.

Our Patron Saints are St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, The Lady of Mercy, and Pope St. Pius X, Pope of the Blessed Sacrament.

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